Category Archives: Catholic Writing and Publishing

St. Paul Calls Out to Us from Across the Ages

The second reading at  Sunday’s Mass (the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time:  8/31/2104) was from St. Paul to the Romans: 12:1-2.  The words reverberated in my head, and I think it was not only because of their simplicity and timeliness … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips by Karen Kelly Boyce

I have decided to spend the next few weeks sharing my thoughts on character creation. Writers tend to concentrate on plot, language, and style. All of these are important, but without interesting, distinctive, and sympathetic characters you will lose your … Continue reading

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More Tricky Things for Bloggers

SEO Tricks for Bloggers 2: Using Keywords in Your Blog By Karina Fabian Last time, we discussed how to select keywords for search engine optimization, and using Google Adwords to determine which will give you your best return on investment … Continue reading

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: August 31, 2014

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment. Romans 12:1-2 I urge you, then, brothers, remembering the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, … Continue reading

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When The Dreaded Diagnosis Hits Home

August 27, 2014 Feast of St. Monica “The Lord is near, have no anxiety at all.”        Philippians 4:6         Elise and Jason with their family Three weeks ago I was stunned and grieving over … Continue reading

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Catholic Viewing from Karina Fabian

Review of The Identical A movie by City of Peace Media & Films Review by Karina Fabian  Trailer link here vimeo.com/99067156  I was invited to preview this movie online and was impressed by the trailer. The movie is every bit … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Indie Publishing

These are the best of times for authors—and possibly the worst of times! The changes in the publishing industry over the past five years are nearly as significant as the advent of the internet. In fact, the two developments are … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Genre Pin You Down

The other week I sat down to write a quick bit of catechesis on a tricky Gospel reading.  I think of myself as a non-fiction writer, and explaining Bible verses is exactly the kind of non-fiction I write most, lately. … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips by Karen Kelly Boyce

As I mentioned last week, today’s blog will be about metaphors and similes. Why? Because as a writer these little tools can either enhance your writing or disrupt it. The thing about metaphors and similes is I seldom use them. … Continue reading

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Tricks for Bloggers – SEOs????

SEO Tricks for Bloggers 1: What are SEO Keywords and How to Use Them By Karina Fabian In November, after my husband retired from the military and was looking for work while contemplating being a stay-home dad, I took a … Continue reading

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